I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 77
Translated by ShainaG Translations
Xun, the imperial assistant, fumed with anger when she saw that Mu Mingtang had no reactions to all her attacks. She no longer showed mercy, and instructed someone to bring two plates.
The lid was lifted, there was a red cloth pouch on one plate with silver needles inserted into it. On the other plate was a bowl of black soup medicine, based on the smell, it didn’t smell like something good for the body.
Mu Mingtang kept silent as she quietly looked at Xun, the imperial assistant. She hasn’t eaten any food for the past two days, her face and lips were very pale now. It was obvious that she was very weak. Nonetheless, she didn’t seem to be panicking.
Xun, the imperial assistant, presented both plates in front of Mu Mingtang, —she introduced: “ This set of needles were used by the correction bureau to specifically discipline those palace maids or concubines when they don’t know they’re place. This type of needle won’t leave scars on the human body, the pinhole would be very small as well, and would disappear after a while. Hence, it could be safely used on the palace maids. The women in the palace all belong to the Emperor, if there were scars on their body, it would affect their appearances. However, those that don’t know or refuse to admit to their wrongdoings still deserved to be punished. Normally, they would be sent to the correction bureau, they would poke it in their hand if they didn’t answer for the first time, then it would be on the waist if they refused to answer the second time. If they still refused to answer for the third time, they would take off their clothes and discipline them.”
Xun, the imperial assistant saw that Mu Mingtang’s face became paler as she hoped for. She deliberately pulled out the 3 inch long needle to show her, then only she presented the other plate.
“In this bowl, this medicine cleans your body and it’s for people who don’t want to get pregnant. Some people are afraid of the pain and don’t want any children. I can guarantee you won’t get pregnant for the rest of your life after drinking this bowl of medicine. You see, Concubine Mu, you’re still very young, I didn’t intend to show you these nasty stuff at first, yet you kept refusing to cooperate. I have no choice but to use these. Concubine Mu, please choose one.
Xie Xuanchen had a long dream, in his dream, his mother was still alive. Lady Yin was holding a lamp, eagerly looking out as she stood by the door. Everytime a cart or a horse passed by the intersection, she would look in that direction for a long time.
Even though the maid kept persuading Lady Yin to wait inside the house, she shook her head and refused. Xie Xuanchen, after having fun in the military camp, went home, and saw that his mother was waiting for him at the door again. He turned around and left.
However, Lady Yin had already noticed him. Lady Yin immediately called out his name, the maid followed, and Xie Xuanchen had no choice but to deal with her. He forcefully turned back and greeted his mother.
His elder brother had a rash when he was young and didn’t survive. From then on, his mother took very good care of him as if he was a delicate flower, she would be terrified that he would catch a cold when the wind blew. Xie Xuanchen couldn’t stand his mother sticking around him, and would climb walls to play in the Guo Manor when his mother wasn’t paying attention.
Guo Rong liked him very much since young, and treated him like his own son. Xie Xuanchen, having the support of Guo Rong, would cause trouble in the Guo mansion. Upon seeing his action, Xie Yi would feel so angry and scold him everytime he came home. Later, Guo Rong became more busy, his dad was away all day long. He felt that there was no one to play with in the Guo Mansion, so he followed Guo Rong and Xie Yi to the military camp.
Lady Yin only had two kids. When her eldest son died, she cried and was heart-broken. After that, she was very careful towards her youngest son, she was terrified that anything bad would happen to him as well. Seeing Xie Xuanchen follow the adults to the military camp, she was very worried. She wanted to lock Xie Xuanchen in the house, but everytime the kid would just climb past the walls after a short while.
No one in the mansion could look after him. Lady Yin was very worried after he escaped from home, and would always wait for him at the gates. After Xie Yi came back, knowing that his mother was standing in the wind at the gates while she waited for him, he got very angry.
Comments for chapter "Chapter 77"
Support Fan’s Translations
Note: Individual translators usually have their own ko-fi buttons.